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By our baptism we are all called to participate in the mission of Christ on earth … won’t you join us?

Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s

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Caroling with
St. Peter’s

Caroling with St. Peter’s: A wonderful family event in the generous spirit of Jesus Christ.  Come gather in the parish center following the 5:30 mass on Saturday December 20 to organize carpools, practice and to go forth with song to the homebound of our parish community.  Caroling will be followed by hot chocolate and s’mores back at  St. Peter’s.

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A-J  bring a snack
K-Z  bring a drink

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Blessing of Expectant Parents
at the 9:30 Mass

The Blessing of Expectant Parents will take place during the 9:30 AM Mass on Sunday, December 21, 2014.

As we are reminded this Advent season of Mary and the many blessings she received as she anticipated the birth of Christ, we invite all families expecting a child to receive this very special blessing. Please spread the word to those you know in our faith community.

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Christmas
Schedule

Individual Reconciliation (Confessions)
Every Saturday during Advent
11:00 AM – 12:00 noon
No Confessions Christmas Eve

The Nativity of the Lord

Masses on Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 24
4:00 PM – Children’s Choir Christmas Program
4:30 PM – Mass (with Children’s Choir)

7:00 PM – Mass

10:00 PM – Evening Mass
Preceded by carols with Choir at 9:30 PM

Masses on Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25
8:00 AM  –   10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God

New Year’s Eve
Wednesday, December 31 – 5:30 PM

New Year’s Day
Thursday, January 1 – 9:00 and 11:00 AM

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“Chalking the Door”
on the Epiphany

In celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany on January 4, our 7th and 8th Grade Faith Formation Class will be selling Blessed Chalk along with instructions in the Gathering Space.

The proceeds with be donated to Seniors in the community …

“Chalking the door” is a way to celebrate and literally mark the occasion of the Epiphany and God’s blessing of our lives and home.   With time the chalk will fade.  As it does we let the meaning of the symbols written sink into the depths of our heart and manifest in our words and actions.

Peace

Community Interfaith Prayer
Service for Peace

Join us in praying together for peace! On Sunday, January 4 at 5 PM. The Just Faith Ministries invite you and your families and the interfaith communities of River Edge to join us at St. Peter’s in a community prayer service for peace.

Father Mike Sheehan will be the homilist. Light refreshments will follow, provided by the Rosary Society.

Mark your calendars – Sunday, January 4 at 5 PM. Let us pray for Peace together!

Hope

A Prayer for
Hope

In a recent homily given by Fr. Camilo, a beautiful prayer for hope was included. Many have asked for the prayer:

Dear God

I am full of wishes, full of desires, full of expectations. Some of them may be realized, many may not, but in the midst of all my satisfactions and disappointments, I hope in you. I know that you will never leave me alone and will fulfill your divine promises. Even when it seems that things are not going my way, I know that they are going your way and that in the end your way is the best way for me. 0 Lord, strengthen my hope, especially when my many wishes are not fulfilled. Let me never forget that your name is Love.

Amen

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Fair Trade Sale
After All Masses

CRS/Fair Trade Sale of Coffee, Tea and Chocolate is being held after all Masses in the Slipe Center on December 20 & 21. This is a great opportunity to pick up some last-minute Christmas gifts!

 

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My Catholic Faith?
There’s an APP for that!

Did you ever wonder: How can I find out more about my Catholic faith? How do I pray the Rosary? How can I grow in my faith? Where can I meet like-minded Catholics? What is a disciple of Jesus Christ — am I one? What is the Pope saying today?

Check out the free new mobile app “Newark Evangelization” for iPhone and Android at your App Store. This free app will be the resource in the palm of your hand which will allow you to answer these questions and many more. It will be a fountain of information and inspiration for anyone interested in the Catholic faith. The site also offers helpful information to inquiring non-Catholics or inactive Catholics.

Go to your app store and find at “Newark Evangelization” or visit the Newark Office for Evangelization App page to scan the QR code for iPhone or Android.

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Early Holiday
Bulletin Deadlines

Make a note of the following bulletin deadlines when planning announcements for your ministries:

Issue Date Deadline (12:00 noon)
Dec. 28 Thurs., Dec. 18
Jan. 4 Tues., Dec. 23

 

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Pilgrim Statue
of Mary

Praying with Mary (Cover Letter)

Two statues are available every week
through December 28.

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Student and Adult
Volunteers Needed

The Senior Residence is currently looking for student volunteers.  If you need to fulfill your community service hours we have various volunteer positions available.  Please contact Ann Marie Pedulla at: apedulla@stpetersresidence.org or call 201-225-0707   We also have adult volunteer opportunities.

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Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
Saturday:
5:30 PM

Sunday:
8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Daily
Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of
Reconciliation

Saturday:
11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

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